Indiana resumes ISTEP testing after 2 days of delays

Indiana students have resumed taking required standardized tests following two days of computer glitches that temporarily halted testing.

The Indiana Department of Education said in a prepared statement that administration of the ISTEP+ exams' online portion resumed Wednesday morning, but that schools are being asked to decrease their daily test load to 50 percent of normal levels until further notice.

The department says the resumption of testing was based on assurances it's received from test vendor CTB McGraw Hill. The agency says it will work with schools to ensure they have the time they need to fairly administer the standardized proficiency tests.

Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz has called the testing problems "unacceptable." She ordered testing halted Tuesday after 27,000 students struggled to connect online and complete the test.

The problems drew a firestorm of criticism Tuesday.

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